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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't give Japan a free pass on its shameful past

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com No free pass on Japan's shameful past Shinzo Abe is, in many ways, the leader that Japan needs. His so-called three arrows of economic reform- fiscal, ... assault on the historical record of sexual slavery maintained by the Japanese imperial army across Asia both before and during the second world war.. Last month, with no hint of irony, his ...

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    Getting all hard on China's Confucius institutes

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by Alex Lo

    ... education systems. A common criticism is that those institutes exercise censorship by never allowing discussions or forums on Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen. Perhaps, but do you join ...

  3. Hong Kong, the post-colonial poster child?

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Global forum. What he advocates for development economics is a kind of colonialism, sans the nasty bits. A developing economy needs what he calls 'good rules' to succeed, ... Western governments and the World Bank to distil the 13 economies' experiences and learn from them. Economic history of the last half century has rather discredited Western tutelage ...

  4. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Goode, a supporter of US President Barack Obama, after listening to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's speech at the CLSA investors' forum at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai It's ... to their offices or travel by MTR to meetings on World Car-Free Day Being avid admirers of the brand, we would like to attempt to resuscitate it and run it successfully in the interest of so many of its ...

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    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... forums, various names have been proposed. How about No 1 Edward Snowden Boulevard or Guantanamo Bay Avenue for the US embassy? ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China is not displaying contradictory impulses over its major policies

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by Alex Lo

    ... believes the nation deserves a far greater say in world affairs, especially in Asia, commensurate with its economic rise. He is taking enormous but calculated risks. This has enormous consequences ...

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    New York going the way of Hong Kong with its 'micro-apartments'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Future of New York is present-day HK We in Hong Kong are accustomed to idolising real world cities like New York. But there is at least one crucial respect ... article is not economics; rather the psychological impact that living in cramped space has on the well-being of its inhabitants. It increases stress, which is related to domestic violence ...

  8. Music forum's foul-mouthed artists- and a big-mouth civil servant

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Musicians and artists are authentic people. That may be why they swear a lot. Or at least they did at last year's Asia-Pacific industry forum Music Matters. So much so ... bosses, celebs and pop stars. This year included Jamie Cullum, who did not swear. Upon hearing the announcement, or warning, Duncan Pescod (pictured), forum participant and permanent secretary ...

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    Silent DAB is failing HK over reform

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:27am by Alex Lo

    ... is the substance of Allen Lee Peng-fei's criticism of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong at a Sunday forum. Lee called it tragic; disgraceful is a better word. ... and economic development chief, Executive and Legislative Council member Starry Lee Wai-king, Legco president Tsang Yok-sing and his brother, home affairs chief Tsang Tak-sing. It's hard to avoid ...

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    Zombies are the least of our worries

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 01:02am by Alex Lo

    ... The show's gory horror has natural appeal; official censorship makes much production on the mainland impossible. What's different is its oppressive sense of a zombie-infested world in which ... rules that can lead to predictable outcomes. You may come out fine or you may end up in jail. China's economic transformation in one generation has made many people richer and freer, ...




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